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THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT I News THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 i, 2010 P. 7 Trout fishing opened October 15 From Oct. 15 through April 15, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks stocks rainbow trout in se- lected waters across the state. During this time, some waters stocked with trout require a $12.50 trout permit for all anglers 16 or older, whether they are fishing for trout or not (Type 1 Waters). Other waters require a trout permit only for anglers fishing for or possessing trout (Type 2 Wa- ters). Trout fishing at Mined Land Wild- life Area Unit #30 requires a trout permit year-round. Trout permits are valid for the calendar year, so permits purchased last January or later are valid through Dec. 31. All residents 16-64 years old and all nonresidents 16 and older must also have a valid fishing license. The daily creel limit is five trout unless otherwise posted (two trout for anglers 15 and younger who do not have a trout permit). The possession limit is three times the daffy creel. While most designated trout wa- ters in the state will be stocked with trout in time for opening day, the fol- lowing waters will be delayed: • Cedar Bluff Reservoir Stilling Basin; • Pratt Centennial Pond; • Kanopolis Reservoir Seep Stream; • Smoky Gardens south of Good- land; • the Sand Sage Bison Range Pond in Garden City; • Solomon River above Webster Reservoir; and • Glen Elder State Park Pond. Other areas may have to delay stocking, as well. Before a trout fish- ing expedition, anglers are encour- aged to check for updated information on stocking of trout waters. Visit the KDWP website, www.kdwp.state. ks.us, and type "trout stocking sched- ule" in the search box. As of Oct. 11, the Cedar Bluff Stilling Basin had yet to experience fall turnover, which occurs as surface water cools. When this happens, dis- solved oxygen levels in the water can drop, and it takes time for the system to recover and provide conditions safe for trout. Rather than risk a fish kill for newly stocked trout, biologists have decided to delay the stocking. Conditions will be monitored, and if the basin is ready, trout will be stocked near the end of October. Pratt Centennial Pond will not be stocked until cooler weather lowers water temperatures, possibly as early as late October. The Kanopolis Reservoir Seep Stream is currently laden with duck- weed and filamentous algae, creating water-quality problems. The seep stream is closed to all fishing, with plans to stock trout in late October and open the stream to fishing on Oct. 30, provided conditions have improved. Smoky Gardens and the Sand Sage Bison Range Pond are currently dry. Both will need precipitation be- fore trout can be stocked. The Solomon River above Webster Reservoir is not stocked in the fall, nor is it stocked each year. Stocking is dependent upon flows. In years when flows are adequate, stocking gener- ally occurs in January, February, and March. The Glen Elder Park Pond is not stocked in October. The first stocking of the season is scheduled for mid- November each year in order to allow time for the water to cool. Commission big game permit applications due Jan. 1 By state law, the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission is authorized to issue as many as seven Commis- sion Big Game Permits per calendar year. Of these, one may be an elk per- mit, one may be an antelope permit, and the remaining may be Either- Species/Either-Sex Deer permits. These permits are only available to nonprofit organizations that actively promote wildlife conservation and the hunting and fishing heritage. Only one Commission Big Game permit may be issued to a qualified organization, but this limitation does not preclude more than one chapter of the same organization from being issued permits. Organizations are not eligible to receive a Commission Big Game permit more than once in a three-year period. Organizations that oppose hunting and fishing are not eligible for these permits. Organizations must provide a copy of their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, articles of incorporation, and their mission statement with application. Further documentation may be re- quired to confirm qualifying status. Organizations receiving Commis- sion Big Game permits must market the permit to the public in order to receive the maximum financial benefit available to both the organi- zation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Organizations awarded permits by random draw must pay KDWP the price estab- fished by rules and regulations for the highest value for the type of permit awarded. If the organization is Kan- sas Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, at least 15 percent of the amount retained by the organization must be remitted to the department for use on jointly-approved projects. For any other organization, at least 85 percent must be remitted to the de- partment for use on jointly-approved projects. The remainder may be spent at the organization's discretion. The application deadline for Com- mission Big Game Permits is Jan. 1, 2011. To apply, write Sheila Kemmis, Commission Secretary, KDWP, 512 SE 25th Ave., Pratt, 67124. On Jan. 6, the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will conduct a random drawing from the pool of organizations that have applied. The drawing will held at the Dole Insti- tute in Lawrence. Permits and prices are as follow: • deer -- Either-Species/Either- Sex permit, available to resident or nonresident, valid statewide during any season with legal equipment at a cost of $322.50; • elk -- Either-Species/Either- Sex Elk permit, available to resident or nonresident and valid anywhere within elk management units during any season with legal equipment, including Fort Riley during seasons and restrictions established by Fort Riley, at a cost of $252.50; and • antelope -- Either-Species/Ei- ther-Sex Antelope permit, available to resident or nonresident and valid anywhere in antelope management units during any season with legal equipment at a cost of $202.50. Successful applicants will be is- sued a voucher signifying the type of permit awarded. Recipients must then return the voucher to KDWP's Licensing Section, and a permit will be issued in the final recipient's name. After a Commission Big Game permit is issued in the name of the final recipient, it may not be trans- ferred to any other individual for any reason. Any Commission Big Game permit is subject to the restrictions of the season, sex, equipment type, or hunt units issued on the permit. New duck bag limits in 2010 PIERSON REMODELING Decks, Windows, Siding Trim/General Carpentry [ FREE ESTIMATES l Tracy Pierson (785) 863-3541 (913) 886-3837 11.: The Kansas Department of Wild- life and Parks reminds hunters that as late-migrating duck seasons begin, the daily bag limit for ducks has changed from last year. In both youth and regular duck seasons, six ducks is the daily bag limit. (The limit was five last year.) This limit may include no more than one cansvasback, two redheads, two pintails, two scaup, three wood ducks, and five mallards (only two of which may be hens). The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck or combination of duck species. The possession limit is two times the daily bag. While youth seasons in the Early and High Plains zones were Oct. 2-3, the youth season in the Late Zone will be Oct. 23-24. Other duck season dates and zones include the follow- ing: • High Plains Zone -- Oct. 9-Jan. 3, and Jan. 22-30; ..... * EarlY Zone =- Oct,9-Dec.Si and Dec. 18-Jan. 2; and • Late Zone -- Oct. 30-Jan. 2, and Jan. 22-30. During youth season, hunters 15 and younger may take ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers while hunting under the supervision of an adult 18 years or older. The adult may not hunt. L. Renie Stephen, ARNP-C Family Practice Family Health Care: • Chronic Disease Management including Diabetes, Heart Disease, Chronic Routine Health Management • Women's Health • Men's Health • Well and Sick Care for Children • Foot Care for Diabetics • Lab Draw Station For Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Quest, and Lab Corp Hunters, anglers at risk of drowning Hunters and anglers in small boats are at risk of drowning if they don't take proper precau- tions, warns the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Kansas Depart- ment of Wildlife and Parks. In cool weather, pleasure boaters dwindle, and. lakes and-rivers are primarily..- used by hunters and anglers. Many times, these outdoorsmen don't see themselves as boaters, and to them the boat is little more than a way to bring lome dinner, a trophy, or a good fish story. "Hunters and fishermen rarely take safe boating classes offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary or the US Power Squadron," says Dan Hesket, assistant director of the KDWP's Law Enforcement Division. "Wear- ing a life jacket is often viewed as uncomfortable and in the way. And hunters often use small craft that are unstable. Falling overboard is easy, even without a collision, bad weather, or high speeds, and that can be a prescription for disaster in cold water." Hesket also notes that hunters and fishermen spend much of their time in shallow water around stand- ing timber, submerged rocks, and logs because these are great places to locate (or hide from) quarry. Un- fortunately, falling headfirst from a standing position;into shallow wa- ter around rocks and logs is a good way to be knocked unconscious and drown. A person can also hit one's head on the gunwales of the boat. But following some simple rules recommended by the Coast Guard can prevent disaster and ensure a safe and rewarding day on the water: • avoid alcohol -- balance and judgment will be impaired and re- sistance to hypothermia reduced; • always wear a Coast Guard-ap- proved life jacket when in a boat; • fish or hunt with a buddy; • file a "float plan" -- make sure someone knows where you are and when you're expected back; • take a safe boating class; and • get a vessel safety check. ,V+LEY+ l I Space Available ItPays! I or 0048-+0048+1 By appointment Monday 9 am - 6 pm Wednesday and Thursday 9 am - 5 pm Friday 7 am - 3:30 pm Walk-Ms Welcome: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 am -10 am Fridays 7 am -10 am William Weatherford, MD Family Practice Available by appointment 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month Douglas W. Klingler, MD Urology Available by appointment 3rd Tuesday of the month 0000McLOUTH 00MEDICAL CUNIC Afflud wltl Laturence Memorial Hospital Same-day appointments I Accepting most insurance Call 913-796-6116 to schedule an appointment 313 S. Union Street [ McLouth, KS I www.lmh.org iiili i i ii iiiiiiiiiii!iiii i i ill ill i iii:iiiiili ili iiiiiiiiil i i !i i i!i!i!iiiii!i!iiii: i!i! !!!i!ii !!!!!!i!i!iiiii!!!ii! !i: i i!i!! i i!ii:i: iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :iiii i;iiiii iiiiii :iiiiii!iiiiiiiiil i iiiiiiiii!ill i iiiiiii!iiii!i i!!i!i! !i!!iii! !!i!i!il i!!!i!!!i!!i!! !! !ii!i! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii: i iiiii i i:iiii i iiiiiiiiil ii i iiiiiiliiii i i!i!i!i!i !!iiiii !ii!i !iiiiii !!!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i iiii i iiiiiiiiiiiiiil i!i!ii!! ii!iii!!i!ii!ii!ii!!!i!iiiiiiiiiii iiiiiii:iiii i iiiiiiii i iii:i:i i l i i ill ii!iill !!i!ii!!i!i!i!i Volunteers from two Williamstown churches work to improve a couple's home. Extreme Makeover: Williamstown Edition Making a difference in an el- derly couple's life was at the heart of a team of 18 men last Saturday morning. Men from both the Assembly of God and Crossroads Cowboy Church, both in Williamstown, started early on an exterior home makeover of an elderly couple's house in Williamstown. Winter, close around the corner, put urgency into this team's goal, as they went to work removing old siding, repairing rotted boards, extending a wheel chair ramp and preparing the exterior for new sid- ing with insulation wrap. Many of the home's single pane windows were broken, so replace- ment of all windows with double pane, energy efficient windows had begun earlier in the week. The team will continue work on the house to complete the installation of the vinyl siding and to repair the back porch exterior. The team was organized by the Men's Ministries directors of both churches, Paul Juedes, Assembly of God, and Gary Lawrence, Cow- boy Crossroads, and construction oversight was under the direction of Denny O'Trimble, a member of the Williamstown church. Supplies for the project were paid for by the churches, as well as some private donors. Hamm Inc., Perry, donated the required liner for the regulated disposal of the siding. "It's got to make a difference, Rick Burcham, Assembly of God pastor, commented Saturday, and later, the husband of the couple quietly but gratefully stated, "It makes such a difference." Terry Newell is pastor of the Cowboy church. Kansas students invited to enter essay contest Kansas students, grades 8 to 12, can compete for a cash prize in the annual essay contest, "Kansas! Say It Above a Whisper." Essays must be limited to 250 words and submitted by e-mail no later than Dec. 1. Send entries to Vicky Henley via e-mail to: membership@kshs.org. In subject area of e-mail include 'oyd Es- say ContesC. Early -day Kansas newspaperwoman, Mamie Boyd, whose family continues to provide the cash award for the winner, coined the contest title,which deals with pride in the state of Kansas. Past essays have described interesting and strong- hearted people of Kansas, the state's vast grain and grasslands, diversifies in population, the state's umque beaut, the emotions and pride called to mind by that beauty. Sponsored by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas, the essay contest is judged by a panel consisting of staff members at the Kansas Historical Society. The judges look for originality, creativity and sincerity in expressing pride in the state of Kansas. The winner will be announced and recognized at the annual meeting of the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas in Topeka Jan. 28, one day before the state's 150th birthday. The Kansan of the Year, Distinguished Kansan and other honor- ees may be featured at the banquet. 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